Jesse’s Visual Interviews: Jan Rockar

Welcome to the marvelously mystical, masochistic, monochromatic microcosm of Jan Rockar in this week’s edition of Jesse’s Visual Interviews.

Q1: Who are you? 

Q2: What is your favorite way to waste money?

Q3: What do you consider the most overrated virtue? 

Q4: When are you happiest? 

Q5: What did your first kiss feel like? 

Q6: Where is home?

Q7: Which body parts (yours or otherwise) do you feel the most affection for? 

Q8: What is your favorite vice?

Q9: How do you define adulthood? 

Q10: What is your favorite time of day?

Q11: Who is your favorite person?

Q12: What is the most important thing in any relationship?

Thank you for your responses, Jan!

It was the reoccurring motifs in Jan’s work that caught my eye. Toilets, bad teeth, disfigured faces…and a lot of strangers in between…yet made aesthetic. A lot of which you can see in the responses above. I particularly liked the nihilism of his response to question 9. But guess in the sea of Instagram photos of beautiful things then shot to be more artificially beautiful  (pretty girls, sunsets, neon Tokyo lights) his ugly things stood out not only because of his consistent aesthetic, but because it is simply a much more challenging thing to do. Also probably need to work on my Instagram algorithm lol. Check out his instagram below:


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